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Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 191206

I am always honoured to be invited to visit schools across Algoma-Manitoulin. Frequently I am invited to meet with secondary students taking civics and careers classes, but in truth I visit all grades from primary to college. One question I … Continue reading

Canada’s Rocky Horror Hospital Show

Our Canadian health care system has fallen to ninth place among 12 nations as rated by the highly-respected Commonwealth Fund. With the UK, Australia and Holland leading, we’re barely staying above the United States. So with costs and wait times … Continue reading

Overnight Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Recipe I love these make ahead breakfast casseroles, especially at this time of year when life is busy and I have more overnight guests. This casserole is loaded with sausage, peppers, cheese and Italian flavour! Serve with a fresh fruit … Continue reading

This week’s tip is short and sweet: shop local!

Welcome to Local Hippie’s weekly tip for living a greener life! Each week we will provide you with a quick tip to help you reduce your carbon footprint and change the world. This week’s tip is short and sweet: shop … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 191129

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” Many readers will readily identify this quotation as originating with Malcom X, the prominent human rights activist from the 1960s. I truly believe … Continue reading

Shrimp Platter

Recipe ‘Tis the season to entertain and if you are like me, you have your regular favourite appetizers and dips that you like to serve. I think Nacho dip is a common dip found at most parties and the following … Continue reading

Good Grief! Your Mother’s Advice Was Right After

Ever since I discovered what has to be the greatest of all 7,500 apple variations in the world, the Honey Crisp, I’ve been averaging one a day. Then I remembered that old adage: “An apple a day keeps the doctor … Continue reading

This week’s tip: be earth-friendly with your Christmas lights!

Welcome to Local Hippie’s weekly tip for living a greener life! Each week we will provide you with a quick tip to help you reduce your carbon footprint and change the world. This week’s tip: be earth-friendly with your Christmas … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 191122

People in Algoma-Manitoulin know that when they experience difficulty navigating the tangles of various provincial ministries and agencies, that my office is here to help. Just call or email my constituency office and my team is happy to assist. One … Continue reading

Micheal Mantha’s News from the Park for 191115

You know, you don’t need to have your PhD in psychology or Master of Education to know the best way to bring about the behaviours in others that you want. I’ll prove it to you right here. Let’s say you … Continue reading